Arsenal senior member Edu says he has spoken with the iconic Frenchman Arsene Wenger and would like to see him back at the Emirates Stadium in some capacity.

He brought an end to his wonderful 22-year reign at the Gunners back in 2018, leaving as the longest-serving and most successful manager in the side’s history.

The 72-year-old tactician has since been acting as FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development, but there has been mounting talk Arsene could be on his way back to North London for a possible consultancy position.

The release of the documentary ‘Invincible’ and his presence at November’s star-studded premiere in the capital has only intensified speculation of a possible reunion.

Both Edu and Mikel Arteta got the chance to catch up with their former manager at the glitzy red carpet event and the Brazilian lifted the lid on the conversation in his programme notes.

‘It was great to see Arsene Wenger the other day at the screening for his new documentary,’ the technical director explained.

‘We had a good conversation, and I said to him that he cannot realise how important he is for my career.

‘I told him I would like to see him a bit closer to the club and to myself as well in the future. That would be a real, real pleasure and special for everyone here.

‘I also told him I was so proud to see myself in his film – it brought back lots of great memories about that Invincibles team!’